Dalglish: Kelly could feature for Liverpool against QPR

The Anfield manager has revealed that the right-back's injury was 'not too bad' and is happy to see him returning so soon after impressing for the club so far this season

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has confirmed that Martin Kelly could be in contention for Wednesday's game against QPR and is delighted that the “brilliant” youngster is available for selection again.

Kelly was substituted through injury during Liverpool's 2-1 FA Cup victory over Stoke but the damage was not as serious as first thought and the Reds boss has confirmed he may be available for the trip to Loftus Road.

As well as expressing his delight at being able to pick the 21-year-old he also heaped praise on the defender.

"I thought he was struggling with the injury, but it's not too bad, I think it's only a kick," Dalglish told the club's official website.

"He has done well since he has been back in the team. In the games that he has played this year, he has shown more maturity than what he had before.

"Last season came to an abrupt ending for him because of a couple of injuries. But we have worked really hard with him on the prevention side of it, both Martin and ourselves. His performances recently have been excellent."

Dalglish also hailed the quality of the rest of the squad, claiming that he will struggle to find anybody which will bring anything different to his Liverpool side this summer.

"We look at games and players but we have not got any clear picture in our mind of what we want," said the Anfield boss.

"The players here have done fantastically well and if anyone is going to come in they will have to be a hell of a player to do better than what they have done.

"These boys are in pole position, they are sitting there comfortable, none of them can be disappointed with what they have contributed this season.

"So we are not going to be sharp to get rid of anyone so if anyone else is coming in to add what they've done they need to be better than what we have here."

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